Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add some content to a few different web pages on your website and adjust it by simply modifying a single text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and creating a professional look and feel. It will likewise be easier to revise this content compared to updating every static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages that we provide and enable it independently for every single domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding expertise to benefit from all of the characteristics that our services incorporate. If you have already built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process will take you under a minute and merely a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choosing, then typing in a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all of the pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different webpages on your website, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.